Richest person in Florida goes after Bitcoin

Thomas Peterffy, listed by Forbes as the world’s richest billionaires living in Florida, took out a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal Wednesday to go after Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. (Source: Tampa Bay Times)


From The Tampa Bay Times: The richest Floridian has a big beef with Bitcoin.

Thomas Peterffy, founder and chairman of futures commission merchant and broker-dealer Interactive Brokers LLC, took out a full-page ad in Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal that warns the rise of Bitcoin could destabilize the economy.

Peterffy, who made his fortune in the discount brokerage business, is atop the annual Forbes list of the world’s richest billionaires who declare they are residents of Florida.

The Forbes 2017 billionaire list estimates Peterffy, who lives in Palm Beach, is worth $13.8 billion.

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